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One use plastics..time for a ban ?

Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:47 pm

The government is planning to extend the plastic bag 'tax' to shops with less than 250 employees, this would mean that your local corner shop would have to start charging you for a plastic bag if you want one, since the 5p tax was introduced in 2015 9 billion fewer bags have been produced, the government also want to extend this tax to all single use food containers especially those used in the fast food industry.

Good idea or not, recent pictures have revealed an island of plastic in the Pacific and the Carribean, Dophins found dead on beaches have been examined and plastc bags foudn in the gut, the fear is they see them as jellyfish and try to eat them.

With the advances in using plant cellulose, and being able to produce containers that bio degrade, is there still a need for single use plastics, or should we force more recycling of this stuff that pollutes the worlds oceans, rivers and land ?



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Re: One use plastics..time for a ban ?

Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:13 pm

If only we could teach people to not be so disgusting


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Re: One use plastics..time for a ban ?

Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:39 pm

There isn't really any need for single use carrier bags. I haven't used them in years, just take a bag with you.

Bio-degradable bags are a good idea though, if they're going to exist, have them bio degradable.


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Re: One use plastics..time for a ban ?

Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Well Iceland have just annnounced that they are doing away with all plastic packaging on their own brand stuff.

Less plastic means less oil, means less money for the Berties ! it's a win for the environment and a win for football :)



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Re: One use plastics..time for a ban ?

Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:14 pm

A number of the local stores in Prescott will give a discount of 10 cents a bag if you bring your own. No one is gonna get rich but for some (cheep sakes like me) it's worth the effort.


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Re: One use plastics..time for a ban ?

Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 am

Tesco used to give you Clubcard points for each bag you brought back to re use but now you just don't need to pay for new ones.
I used to work at Tesco and the amount of people who wanted a bag for something like a newspaper or a singular item was ridiculous


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Re: One use plastics..time for a ban ?

Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:30 pm

Is there any chance of a deposit on single-use plastic bottles and aluminum cans being introduced in the UK?

Here in Germany you pay 0,25 € on top of each unit. Since it's been introduced in 2003 this kind of litter has virtually disappeared from the streets.


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Re: One use plastics..time for a ban ?

Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:49 pm

SUBXERO wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Is there any chance of a deposit on single-use plastic bottles and aluminum cans being introduced in the UK?

Here in Germany you pay 0,25 € on top of each unit. Since it's been introduced in 2003 this kind of litter has virtually disappeared from the streets.
Yeah , in Canada is similar.
There's a deposit on every plastic bottle, soda can, even paper containers like the ones for juices. (not sure about the milk) You can take them back to any supermarket and get your deposit back. There are also dedicated recycling centres that would take pretty much anything.

It's a bit of hustle but, if it helps somehow with the whole "Save the Planet" thing it's probably worth it.


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